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Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes. Aberdeen

Thursday 18th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

- £15

Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced.

This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as well as their expressive scope: profound darkness and blinding light; searing grief and amorous rapture. Like Shakespeare or Leonardo, there is a fresh twinkle to Monteverdi’s genius each time you look. This is music to stir the passions and move the soul, and – as the composer explicitly desired – to make us feel and know more vividly both the pain and pleasure of being alive.


Claudio Monteverdi

Ecco mormorar l’onde (book 2)
Ch’io t’ami (book 5)
Parlo, misero, o taccio (book 7)
Zefiro torna (Scherzi Musicali)
Zefiro torna (book 6)
Rimanti in pace (book 3)
Si dolce è’l tormento
Piagne e sospira (book 4)
Batto, qui pianse Ergasto (book 6)
Si, ch’io vorrei morire (book 4)
Ohimè dove’il mio ben? (book 7)
Sestina – Lagrime dell’Amante (book 6)

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Thursday 18th May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cathedral Church of St Machar
18 Chanonry
Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ United Kingdom
01224 485 988


Dunedin Consort
0131 516 3718